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December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

March Madness betting trends can be helpful in making you money but are they enough by themselves?

As you look at the March Madness bracket you might want to take the #12 seed vs. the #5 seed but is that trend enough?  Let’s take a look at the question of whether or not trends are useful in March Madness betting.

March Madness betting is one of the best times of the year for gamblers around the world. When it comes to March Madness betting trends we must remember that the oddsmakers know as much or more than we do when it comes to the games. This is sometimes hard to admit, but it is true. If there are any important trends about a game there is a good chance the March Madness betting oddsmaker already knows about them. This creates a real problem when we are talking about trends as a stand-alone handicapping factor in March Madness betting. Many trends exist that on paper look really good for the March Madness bracket. The problem with these trends is two-fold. First, they don’t always stand up to the test of March Madness betting. Second, too many people already know about them, so their value is diminished as you examine the March Madness bracket.

Trends in March Madness betting can be helpful though. We don’t want to totally discount them just because they are well known. If you are looking to pick basketball winners, then trends are not a bad place to start. But remember that trends are only a start and that they are not enough by themselves in March Madness betting. If you get more involved in looking at trends and also take into consideration statistics then you might have a good starting place to pick winners in the March Madness bracket. Look at the betting line as well as the statistics and trends. Then you really might have something good.

The problem we run into with March Madness betting trends is that they are based on past results and that doesn’t always hold up when we are talking about current results. Many times those past trends and stats don’t apply because of the changing nature of basketball. You have different players, sometimes different coaches, and things are constantly changing. Trends can be interesting to look at and a starting place in your March Madness betting, but they should not be your sole factor. Take a look at everything when you make your basketball picks, not just the trends.

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